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Iraq paramilitaries reach Iraq's border with Syria

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but Daesh frequently carries out vehicle bombings targeting civilians in the Iraqi capital. Images and footage posted on social media showed the devastating impact of the blast, which ripped through the crowded area around Al Faqma ice cream shop in the Karrada district of central Baghdad , scattering rubble across the street. [Full Article...]

Robot priest unveiled in Germany to mark 500 years since Reformation

Robot priest unveiled in Germany to mark 500 years since Reformation Despite BlessU-2's obvious skills, we shouldn't expect a disruption of the priesthood anytime soon, said Krebs. "But people who do not have any association with spirituality and with the Protestant church, they find it rather interesting, and in that way get to think about what Christianity has to offer". [Full Article...]

Bomb kills 13, hurts 24 in Baghdad; IS claims responsibility

Both bombings happened during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan , during which people stay up late and many eat out to prepare for the fast the next day. Reports of the death tolls vary between 13 and 15, with at least 30 people wounded. "Another terrorist attack on Karada, this district has paid more than its fair share of tragedy, enough is enough", former Iraqi ambassador to the U.S. [Full Article...]

What we know about the Manchester bomber

British media have broadcast photos of what they say is Manchester bombing suspect Salman Abedi walking through the city centre wearing the backpack he used to carry his explosives. In a speech Thursday in Berlin, former U.S. President Barack Obama condemned the bombing, saying it was "a reminder that there is great danger and terrorism and people who would do great harm to others just becau... [Full Article...]

Kellyanne Conway: Jared Kushner's foreign contacts helped make Trump's trip successful

An administration plagued with leaks is now trying to determine whether recent damaging claims may have been fanned from within the West Wing. After reports that Jared Kushner is under an FBI investigation, President Trump hints that the reported White House leaks are "fake news". [Full Article...]

Sri Lanka flood death toll rises to 177 and counting

Sri Lanka flood death toll rises to 177 and counting Meanwhile, the death toll is still increasing rise with 164 people dead and 111 missing. Sri Lankan military rescue workers and villagers search for survivors at the site of a mudslide in Bellana village in Kalutara on May 26, 2017. The Indian High Commissioner in Sri Lanka, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, said Indian rescue teams had joined local teams to help Sri Lanka "in its hour of need". [Full Article...]

President Donald Trump Takes His Peace Mission To Israel

President Donald Trump Takes His Peace Mission To Israel Writing for the Atlantic ( Trump Goes After "the Ultimate Deal" ), Rosie Gray, has suggested that the pro-Israel camp inside the Trump Administration is made up of the new Ambassador to Israel , David Friedman, Vice President Mike Pence, and - believe it or not - White House chief strategist Steve Bannon. [Full Article...]

US, China could decide this week on North Korea sanctions

US, China could decide this week on North Korea sanctions Abiding by the four political documents and the four-point agreement between the two countries, China and Japan should move in a positive direction to exclude interferences and push for the stable and healthy development of bilateral relations, he said. [Full Article...]

Pakistan now forming new legal team for Jadhav's case in ICJ

Pakistan now forming new legal team for Jadhav's case in ICJ Hours after the ICJ in The Hague pronounced its provisional order in the case, the external affairs ministry said the government will do everything possible to save the life of Jadhav. India had challenged Jadhav's sentence last week, basing its arguments around what it says have been violations of the Vienna Convention's rules on giving countries access to their citizens accused of crime on a for... [Full Article...]

France's Macron vows 'immediate retaliation' to Syria chemical attacks

The two leaders met on Monday at the Palace of Versailles . The centrist European leader also likened Trump's diplomatic approach to those of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin . The visit by Putin, at Macron's invitation, was described as a working meeting timed to coincide with the opening of a show at the Grand Trianon, a ch√Ęteau within the Ve... [Full Article...]

Passers-by scramble into Dallas creek bed to aid officer

Passers-by scramble into Dallas creek bed to aid officer David Guerrero says his vehicle was one of the cars burglarized and the call the officer was responding to. Sources say Dallas police have questioned people of interest and are waiting for forensic evidence. Sources say they believe the truck the suspects were in was stolen. Cell phone video shows people trying to push the Dallas patrol vehicle back onto its tires, and help the officer trapped... [Full Article...]

Veterans join 'Walk of Honor' at National WWI Museum

Most Memorial Day celebrations, including special services, speeches, sermons, and cemetery gatherings are good, but they completely omit what should be a major emphasis. "We have some veterans out here - you can see them. We have November 11th Veterans Day for us that served and we're in debt to those that gave their lives for our country ". [Full Article...]

Lauryn Hill and Nas are going on tour

Lauryn Hill and Nas are going on tour Music veterans Nas and Lauryn Hill are reuniting. Tickets go on sale to the general public on June 2. "This is history", Nas said at the time. @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheater at Freedom Hill^. September 10 - Toronto, ON - Budweiser Stage ^. 12 - Boston, Mass. @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion^. [Full Article...]

Odisha CHSE Class 12 results 2017 declared: Check results here

Odisha CHSE Class 12 results 2017 declared: Check results here Putting an end to weeks of speculation, the Council of Higher Secondary Education (CHSE), Odisha has announced the results for Higher Secondary Class XII exams at 11 am on Wednesday. Odisha Council of Higher Secondary Education has conducted the Plus Two Exams from 6th March to 28th March 2017. The administrative function of the Council commenced from 7th September 1982 in a rented building a... [Full Article...]

National Security Adviser: 'Not Concerned' About Kushner Back-channel Reports

The Washington Post and other major outlets reported last week that Kushner and Russian officials discussed the possibility of opening up a secret channel for communications previous year. The latest reports says Trump adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner proposed a secret back channel between the Kremlin and the Trump transition team. [Full Article...]

WH communications director Michael Dubke resigns

In a statement, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said Mr Dubke tendered his resignation just before Mr Trump departed for his first official trip overseas. Reid had no comment for the Washington Post , which first reported the news, and the White House said they parted on very good terms. Unlike many top officials in the White House , Mr Dubke was not part of the Trump 2016 c... [Full Article...]

Philippine military says foreign fighters killed

The little-known Maute group has staged similar, days-long sieges on Mindanao island but none on the scale of Marawi , where witnesses said flags resembling those of Islamic State had been flown and some men were wearing black headbands. [Full Article...]

Trump Calls for Investigation, Prosecution of Culprit Behind Manchester Bombing Investigation Leaks

Trump Calls for Investigation, Prosecution of Culprit Behind Manchester Bombing Investigation Leaks The Trump administration has been plagued by leaks from dissatisfied government employees since he took office, and these latest leaks show how his inability to stop them damages not only United States security but that of our allies. ambassador Lewis Lukens that the leaks were undermining the investigation. The BBC also reported Thursday that the police in Manchester had stopped sharing in... [Full Article...]

Biafra: 'Sit at home' order grounds activities in Nigeria's Southeast

Biafra: 'Sit at home' order grounds activities in Nigeria's Southeast Leader of MASSOB, Uchenna Madu, enthused that the sit at home "will witness tremendous compliance of people". "The Command in partnership with other sister security agencies and relevant bodies have put in place adequate machinery as security apparatus have been mobilized to fish out those in this habit and bring them to book". [Full Article...]

Iran's President Rouhani wins 2nd term by a wide margin

Millions of Iranians queued up to vote on Friday, showing strong turnout in an unexpectedly tight election pitting President Hassan Rouhani, who wants to normalise ties with the West, against a hardline judge who says he has already gone too far. [Full Article...]


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